Bellator contender Lovato teaches at Lyndhurst Academy

Bellator contender Lovato teaches at Lyndhurst Academy

Bellator contender Rafael Lovato Jr taught a seminar at the Lyndhurst Academy Savarese BJJ thursday nigh. Lovato, slated to face Gregard Mousassi for the Bellator title early next year, stopped into NJ to teach and train with long-time friend and training partner Chris Savarese, the Academy owner. Over 60 people were in attendance to learn from the 4th degree Jiu-Jitsu blackbelt. Lovato is widely considered one of the top 5 ground specialist in MMA today

Words from the owner

Forgot to post about the awesome Rafael Lovato Jr.seminar at Savarese BJJ Thursday night. Professor Lovato did something a little different this time, answered a lot of questions, stuck to some things we have been stressing on our team and even rolled with most of the students afterwards. It was a great learning experience for everyone. Now time to focus on that Bellator title hunt! Let’s go!!!!

Next up for Lovato

Lovato Jr. is coming off a big win of his own in the middleweight division. He submitted John Salter in the third round at Bellator 205 earlier this month to stay unbeaten in his career. The jiu-jitsu specialist said he hoped to get the title shot next and said he felt capturing the belt is “inevitable. I’m putting everything into this, and I feel like I’m in a very special phase of my life right now,” Lovato Jr. told MMAjunkie after Bellator 205. “I would love this opportunity and this challenge to fulfill my martial arts destiny and become a world champion.”

Mousasi has made it clear he wants his second title defense to come against the unbeaten Rafael Lovato Jr. (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA).

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu wins AGF Team Title

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu wins AGF Team Title

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu wins AGF Team Title! Saturday was a great day for the Savarese BJJ Competition Team. We took the Adult Team Trophy at the American Grappling Federation tournament today, winning a bunch of Absolute titles as well, with our guys winning a host of matches against guys with 30lb weight advantages. Our Kids took 3rd place in the Team standing as well, very proud of this because almost all were competing for the 1st or 2nd time. the 2 titles enabled us to finish 1st OVERALL in the team standings!

Competitors

Stephen McNicholas -1st place Bluebelt Master Absolute (beating a guy 260lbs along the way and 2nd place men’s bluebelt 190lb

Leo Alves- 1st Place purplebelt 160lb and 1st place purplebelt Absolute, closed out w Sean Yadimarco.

Andrew Kuntz- 1st Master purplebelt 160 1st Place Master Purplebelt Absolute, beating a 255lb opponent in final!

Kayla Zeppetelli- 2nd place women’s bluebelt 145 lb

Donna Valvidia -1st place women whitebelt 115lb. Donna is growing into the next beast at Sav BJJ, she is getting scary good and dominated all her opponents

Babatunde Ojo- 1st bluebelt bluebelt 190 and 1st Place bluebelt Absolute

Dylan Hutchinson- 3rd Place men’s whitebelt 235lb

Maria Villa- The Foof took 1st place women’s bluebelt Absolute

And our Beast Sean Yadimarco had quite a day

1st no gi purplebelt absolute

1st place no gi purplebelt 150

1st Place purplebelt 150

1st Place men’s purplebelt Absolute closed out w Leo Alves

Kids have great showing too

Beyond proud of our kids too. Only 7 kids competed and they took 3rd as a team!

Sophia Velastegui-Gold
Kristiano- Miraldo Gold
Mateo Mendez-Silver
Faith Valdivia-Silver
Thomas Thibedeaux-Silver
Grace Riley-Bronze
Emily Rivera-Bronze

First Place Overall

Unreal showing today guys, so proud of everyone for testing themselves today, win or lose, this is how we grow. I am proud that you are not afraid to fail, that teaches you how to be successful. Be proud of yourselves, remember you always pass failure on your way to success. Oss.

Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Gracie family member Royler Gracie held a jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ last week at the Savarese BJJ Academy on Park Ave. Professor Chris Savarese who earned his blackbelt from Gracie in 2006, hosted the seminar, which had over 50 people in attendance. The 4x World Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion showed many self defense techniques and techniques for jiu-jitsu compeitiors as well. The attendees were raving about it afterwards, with many claling it the best seminar they ever attended.

Words from Professor Savarese

Thank you to Master Royler Gracie for an absolutely amazing seminar tonight at my Academy. He is such an inspiration to me in so many ways, the energy he brings to his teaching inspires me to be a better teacher. I try my best to bring every ounce of my energy when i teach because of how he runs from room to room to see everyone’s technique.. Tonight’s seminar was my favorite that he has ever done at my Academy. Learned so much tonight and am confident every single person left better than they were when they walked in tonight . Oss Master! 🙏

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Royler Gracie jiu-jitsu seminar in Lyndhurst NJ

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team earns NJBJJF 2nd place title

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team earns NJBJJF 2nd place title

Big congrats to our Savarese BJJ Adult competition team for taking 2nd place in the team standing today at the NJBJJF today. Leading the way was “The Beast” Sean Yadimarco, won just competed last night, winning a HUGE Grappling Industries division. Comes back this morning, help coach our kids and then takes 1st place in his gi and no gi divisions today. Incredible weekend for him. Congrats as well the “The Triller” Babatunde Ojo, who took 1st place in his bluebelt division, finishing the final in just 19 seconds w a clock choke. Congrats to Eliot Braun, competing for the first time w our team, for taking 2nd place in his bluebelt division. Also congrats to Ernie Gee for taking 2nd place in his whitebelt division in his very first BJJ tournament. And last but not least, our 15 yr old phenom Kayla Zeppetelli who stepped into the women’s blue belt division and took 1st place in her division. Almost all of our wins today were by submission, something we have been focusing on
as a team this year. Like I also say, I’m proud not just of your success but that you aren’t afraid to fail. Great job!

Savarese BJJ kids competition team rolls

Savarese BJJ kids competition team rolls

The Savarese BJJ kids competition team rolls at the NJBJJF tournament in Holmdel NJ yesterday. Professor Chris Savarese, head instructor and owner had this to say “Huge congrats to our kids competition team, many competing for the first time, on their tremendous showing at the NJBJJF today! So proud of everyone and great job to their coaches too!” The team had set a goal of competing together before the summer and the kids sacrificed a lot for this.

Results

Here our our results:
Angie Velastegui Gold
Angie Pettignano Gold
Jaylin Racines Silver
Mateo Mendez Silver
Sophia Velastegui Silver
Julie Norris Silver
Emily Rivera Bronze

Savarese students win Grappling Industries tournament

Savarese students win Grappling Industries tournament

Congrats to Sean Yadimarco and Maria Villa for both taking 1st place at the Grappling Industries (http://grapplingindustries.com/) tournament today! Sean won a HUGE purplebelt division and is really starting to come into his own as a purplebelt competitor. Is getting better w each tournament. So proud of Maria as well, she came back from a loss at the World Championship this year w a new commitment and focus. She won all her matches by finish from the mount, something I really stressed w her and some others recently, finishing the job when we get dominant positions. Great job! So happy w both your commitment and performance this summer. OSS

Royler Gracie Lyndhurst NJ seminar

Royler Gracie Lyndhurst NJ seminar

Royler Gracie Lyndhurst NJ seminar coming 9/17/18. 4 time World Jiu-Jitsu champion BJJ legend Master Royler Gracie will be hosting a seminar at Savarese BJJ in Lyndhurst. The seminar will be 3 hours long. Gracie is being hosted by Professor Chris Savarese, who received his black belt from Gracie in 2007.

BJJ takedown for beginners

BJJ takedown for beginners

BJJ takedown for beginners. Chris Savarese of Savarese Jiu-Jitsu in Lyndhurst NJ shows the “Isiah Martinez series, named after Illnois University standout Isiah Martinez.

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=PamlK6ptvuw

 

Savarese’s Yadimarco takes 2nd at NY BJJ Pro

Savarese’s Yadimarco takes 2nd at NY BJJ Pro

Savarese’s Yadimarco takes 2nd at NY BJJ Pro! Congrats to Savarese BJJ student Sean Yadimarco for taking 2nd place in an unbelievably stacked purplebelt division today at the BJJ NY Pro. Yadimarco has been one of the top purplebelt competitiors on the east coast for the past 3 years. He was recently the winner of a superfight at the Kasai Grappling Challenge, winning in dominant fashion over his opponent. Great job Sean! Keep up the great work! #nypro

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

The Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade is complete! One of the East Coast best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies, Savarese BJJ, has upgraded their facilty w/ new floors and mats to make one of the USA’s top school even better! Local flooring Michael Stackhouse made the beautiful upgrades last week that everyone was raving about!

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade

Savarese Jiu Jitsu Lyndhurst facility upgrade